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North Carolina whitewater, Broad River

Rutherford county, Route 1181 to North Carolina Route 1004 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     16.8 miles
  The Route 1181 to North Carolina Route 1004 section of Broad River is 16.8 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Forest City, as you can see on the road map further down. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your camping stuff. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The natural
    beauty of Rutherford County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Getting some good exercise
and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. The average North Carolina whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
 
You'll meet a lot of folks from Rutherfordton here. During the summer here at Broad River, high temperatures mostly get into the 80's. Once the sun is down it dips down to the 60's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 40's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Broad River. Broad River regularly gets much rain. For the duration of the month of March you get the most rain around here, and the driest month is January.

Broad River, Route 1181 to North Carolina Route 1004 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Broad River.
 Whitewater Near Broad River:
Broad River, Rutherford County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 16.8 miles long (Route 1181 to North Carolina Route 1004)
Green River, Polk County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.2 miles long (North Carolina Route 9 below Lake Adger Dam to North Carolina Route 1005)
Broad River, Rutherford County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.4 miles long (Lake Lure Dam to Route 1181)
Broad River, Rutherford County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 20.2 miles long (US Route 221 South Bridge to South Carolina Route 10 Bridge)
Island Creek, Spartanburg County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Cornmill Road Close to Mayo to Pacolet River)
Cove Creek, polk County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (to Green River)
Rocky Broad River, Henderson/Rutherford County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3.5 miles long (Along Route 64/74 to Lake Lure at Chimney Rock)
Catawba River, McDowell/Burke County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Route 1234 Bridge to US Route 221 Bridge)
Rocky Broad River, Henderson/Buncombe County, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3.6 miles long (Bridge at Flat Creek Road to Bridge at US Route 64)
Green River, Henderson County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3.7 miles long (Tuxedo Powerplant to above Hungry Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Broad River:
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 47 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 48 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 49 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 50 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 54 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 75 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 90 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 94 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
 Hotels Near Broad River:
The Firehouse Inn, Rutherfordton , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express FOREST CITY, Forest City , 9 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Forest City, Forest City , 9 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Forest City, Forest City , 10 miles away
Days Inn Columbus Tryon, Columbus , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Broad River:
Thermal City Gold Mine, Union Mills, 8 miles away
River Creek Campground, Rutherfordton, 9 miles away
Whispering Ridge Campground, Rutherfordton, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Broad River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 40 miles away
Lake James State Park, North Carolina , 25 miles away
Croft State Park, South Carolina , 28 miles away
Mount Mitchell State Park, North Carolina , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Broad River:
Cleghorn Plantation Golf Club, Rutherfordton , 4 miles away
Rutherfordton Golf Club, Rutherfordton , 5 miles away
Red Fox Country Club, Tryon , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Broad River
Lake Bowen, Spartanburg , 12 miles away
Lake Lure, Rutherford , 13 miles away
Bald Mountain Lake, Rutherford , 14 miles away

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